Book Review: Meddling Kids

Subgenre: Uptempo Eldritch Sleuthpunk

That cover made me check the prices of old Monster In My Pocket sets on Ebay. Then I balked at the starting bids, read the book, and got far more fun out of it than if I’d spent the same amount of money on stale plastic figurines. The only accurate description I can come up with is that it’s like if P.G. Wodehouse did a line of coke off of a Hot Fuzz DVD.

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Anything’s Game

To the tune of Anything Goes. The upbeat musical version, not the slow sappy Sinatra version.
Here’s a good reference.

Anything’s Game
in the style of Cole Porter
by Zach Bartlett

Times have changed —
social mores have evolved a bit
since the time women couldn’t hit
onĀ folks they liked out in public.
But today,
if women wish to be so upfront,
they can hit on any one they want!
(Did you think I was gonna say c-nt?)

In olden days, your bros cockblocking
was looked on as something shocking
but now they claim: anything’s game.

Lotharios who could sext better
n0w brly use enuf lttrs
or misspell your name, ’cause anything’s game.

If shirt collars popped you like,
if feels copped you like,
if bases slid you like,
if lengths fibbed you like,
if that “nice guy” you don’t like
becomes a jealous tyke,
you should just tell him that he’s laaame.

If you come home from work too early
and I’m in bed with your friend Shirley?
Honey, let me explain! She told me anything’s game!

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